Archive for April, 2017


News

A C-130J Super Hercules is parked on the flight line April 19 at Elefsis Air Base, Greece. Approximately 110 Airmen and three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing’s 37th Airlift Squadron will participate in Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV with the Hellenic air force and the U.S. Army until April 28.

US, Greece kick off Stolen Cerberus IV

Story and photos by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

ELEFSIS AIR BASE, Greece — U.S. and Greek service members arrived for Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV, a routine bilateral training deployment, at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, April 18.

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Features, News

1st Combat Communications Squadron Airmen assist loadmasters

1st Combat Communications Squadron Airmen assist loadmasters

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron along with 37th Airlift Squadron Airmen pack like pros to load a deployable navigational aid onto a C-130 April 15 on Ramstein.

“It’s not an everyday piece of equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Martin, 1 CCS airfield systems supervisor. “The equipment barely fits into the C-130 so we have to work hand in hand a lot with the 37 AS to train regularly just because they don’t see that a lot.

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Blotter

Blotter — April 28, 2017

April 18 11:37 a.m.: Major traffic accident with injuries in Kaiserslautern. 7:18 p.m.: Suicidal ideations on Ramstein. April 19 6:30 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident in Huetschenhausen. 8:14 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 9:30 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic […]

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Features, News

Take Note — April 28,2017

Events for retirees —  The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office in conjunction with the KMC Retiree Council will be conducting a Retiree Spring 2017 Information Seminar 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein. The seminar will include briefings and question and answer sessions. If you […]

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Features

Securing the ‘third runway’ in cyberspace

Securing the ‘third runway’ in cyberspace

by 86th Communications Squadron

The 86th Airlift Wing generates and employs air mobility and operates key Air Force power projection platforms. Less commonly known is that Team Ramstein also operates a power projection platform in cyberspace. You can’t see it, but Ramstein hosts a “third runway” where cyberspace operations occur daily over terrestrial and satellite communications links. This third runway is called the Air Force Information Network, or AFIN.

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Features

Deployed-in-place – building resiliency

Deployed-in-place – building resiliency

by Tech Sgt. Darnell T. Cannaby
480th Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

Tackling how to normalize and strengthen resiliency for Airmen who never leave the battlefield because they may be involved in operations during the day and go home to see their daughter’s ballet recital is a striking paradigm. Deployed-in-place Airmen working in the intelligence community encounter these unique stressors that demand […]

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News

Air Force senior enlisted leaders conduct full EPME review

by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham
Office of the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than 40 Air Force senior enlisted leaders and subject matter experts met at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 4-5 to perform an extensive review of all facets of enlisted professional military education during the 2017 EPME Triennial Review. “We reviewed every level of EPME provided […]

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Features, News

Painting a better community: Airmen and local nationals volunteer

Volunteers from Ramstein Air Base and the town of Schwedelbach work together to repair a public barbecue pavilion April 23 in Schwedelbach. Airmen and local nationals teamed up through the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office’s Grassroots Program for single Airmen to repair and beautify a public facility. The program […]

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Features

Staff Sgt. Martha Otto, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron training manager, organizes equipment Feb. 21 on Ramstein. Otto fled her South Sudanese home at the age of seven in search of safety from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army and spent most of her childhood in a refugee camp. Today, she is passionate about sharing her perilous journey to help others.

The beaten path: An Airman’s 381-mile walk for refuge (Part II)

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Martha Otto’s excitement began to soar as a helicopter landed at Kakuma refugee camp in North-west Kenya, November 2000. The former South Sudanese refugee and recent 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron training manager survived gruesome attacks caused by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, and waited anxiously for her and […]

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Features, Health, Schools

Conserve today, secure tomorrow

Conserve today, secure tomorrow

by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

         

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